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“You Don’t Really Know Us…” 5th Graders in Chicago Brilliantly Confront Media Imagery

Amazing and powerful discussion on NPR with two 5th graders from Chicago (South Shore), whose essay (along with their class), entitled “You Don’t Really Know Us,” was published in the Chicago Tribune. Powerful testament to the ability of even 10 or 11 year olds to see through the phony, hostile and prejudicial media narratives that [...]

#DangerousBlackKids – A Twitter Meme to Challenge the Dehumanization of Black Youth

Found this really inspiring today: An ever expanding Twitter meme called #DangerousBlackKids, which both mocks and directly confronts the seemingly never-ending dehumanization and criminalization of black youth. In the wake of the Michael Dunn trial, which hinged on whether Jordan Davis essentially provoked his own murder at the hands of Dunn (a question on which [...]

No, I Haven’t “Changed My Mind” About Whiteness and Racism: Responding to Nazi Web Trolls

First, they tried e-mail threats. When that didn’t work, one of their number called me at home. Still no luck, and so a few years later they decided to visit the neighborhood where my family and I lived and pass out thinly veiled death threats and fliers. When that too failed to put a dent [...]

This is What an Ally Sounds Like: Charles Morgan Jr., the Day After the 16th Street Church Bombing in Birmingham 9/16/63

I wish there were an actual recording of the speech itself, rather than just this re-reading of it, but still, this is powerful…and a reminder that white people have a choice as to whom our role models will be. That more people know of George Wallace and Bull Connor than Charles Morgan Jr. tells us [...]

Assuming That Facts or Logic Matter: On the BAR Petition Against My Speaking to Teach for America

And now it’s come to this. I should say, and I quite sincerely mean it, that I have long respected the important analytical and journalistic work done by Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberley and everyone associated with Black Agenda Report. I consider BAR among the two or three most valuable left/radical blogs out there, and when [...]

New 2-Minute Preview From Upcoming “White Like Me” Film

A new 2-plus minute preview clip from my upcoming film, “White Like Me,” from the Media Education Foundation.

White Like Me — The Film (From Media Education Foundation) — Trailer

Here’s an initial trailer for my upcoming film, “White Like Me,” from the Media Education Foundation

Michelle Alexander on White Privilege and the Drug War, clip from upcoming “White Like Me” film

Here’s an interview clip with Michelle Alexander (“The New Jim Crow”), from my upcoming Media Education Foundation film, “White Like Me,” in which she discusses white privilege and the so-called war on drugs. We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our goal! Help put us [...]

Imani Perry Interview Clip (The Myth of Post-Racialism) from Upcoming Film, “White Like Me”

Here’s a snippet of the interview with Imani Perry of Princeton, who is featured in my upcoming film “White Like Me,” from the Media Education Foundation. In this clip, she discusses the myth of post-racialism in America. We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our [...]

John Bracey Jr. on How Racism Harms White Folks – From “White Like Me” Film

Here is an excerpt from an interview with John Bracey Jr. of U Mass Amherst, who is featured in my upcoming film (from the Media Education Foundation), “White Like Me.” We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our goal! Help put us over the top, [...]